St James' Catholic School's 6th class of 1959 hosting its 60-year reunion in Muswellbrook

FAMILIAR FACES: Former St James' students Ed Sarti and Bruce Foley are planning a 60-year reunion at Muswellbrook.
FAMILIAR FACES: Former St James' students Ed Sarti and Bruce Foley are planning a 60-year reunion at Muswellbrook.

FRIENDSHIPS will be renewed, memories relived and stories retold when the St James' Catholic School 6th class of 1959 hosts its 60-year reunion in Muswellbrook later this year.

A jam-packed weekend of activities is on the cards for the former pupils on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, including a "meet and greet" with current students, an afternoon tea, official dinner at the Remington Motor Inn and a mass at St James' Catholic Church.

The ex-scholars also caught up in town a decade ago to celebrate half a century since graduating primary.

"We had 57 in our class," organiser Ed Sarti said.

"And, on that occasion (in 2009), 50 attended the 50-year reunion.

"It was terrific to see so many of them.

"While none became a Prime Minister or a Premier, there's a good mix of accountants, solicitors, teachers, nurses and public servants.

"We even had a school principal and a scientist in our midst."

Unfortunately, the organisers cannot locate eight people for the 2019 function.

Those names include Kay Butler, Janette Cooper, Gary Gregory, Neville Marchant, Bruce Moffitt, Brian O'Hearne, Beth Russell and Peggy Whiteley.

If anyone knows their addresses, email bruce.foley1@optusnet.com.au

St James' Catholic School Muswellbrook 6th class of 1959 60-year reunion

October 12-13 program

Saturday

2pm -4pm: Arrive for a meet and greet past students and friends - St James'

Welcome by Ed Sarti (organiser)

Afternoon tea will be provided by the current school parent body

Current students of 6th class to meet past students of class 1959

View past class memorabilia

Group photos

4pm-6pm: Free time

6pm-8.30pm: Pre-dinner drinks

Official dinner at the Remington Motor Inn

Rotation seat arrangements

Including PP presentations and some surprises

Sunday

10am-11.15am: Mass at St James' Catholic Church Muswellbrook

Acknowledging past deceased students

Morning tea

Noon: Free time